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Monday, September 17, 2012

Sun clinches Eastern Conference title

Minnesota's win over Indiana tonight was enough for the Connecticut Sun to clinch the WNBA's Eastern Conference title.

With Indiana's loss, the Fever now trails the Sun by two games in the loss column. Indiana has three games remaining while Connecticut has two games left meaning that even if Indiana wins out, the best the Fever can do is tie for the best record in the East.

Taking a look at the tiebreakers it looks like if the teams finished tied that the Sun would win the third tiebreaker to earn the No. 1 seed.

The first tiebreaker is head to head but if Indiana beats Connecticut on Wednesday the season series would finish 2-2. Next would be record against the Eastern Conference. If Connecticut loses to Indiana and Atlanta and Indiana defeats Washington both teams would end up 16-6 against the Eastern Conference. The next tiebreaker is wins against teams with winning records and Connecticut would win that 7-6.

Of course this would become irrelevant if Connecticut beats Indiana on Wednesday or Atlanta on Sunday.

Now that is out of the way what this all means is that Connecticut would face either New York or Chicago in the Eastern Conference semifinals while Indiana will play two-time defending conference champion Atlanta.

The Sun announced that playoff tickets will go on sale on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, fans can call 1-877-SUN-TIXX or visit www.connecticutsun.com. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com. Game dates and opponent will be determined by seeding at the end of the regular season.


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